• Featured Event

    Featured Event

    February 15, 2016, Bard will host Composer, George Lewis, the author of A Taste for Chaos: The Art Of Literary Improvisation, Randy Fertel, and renowned saxophonist, Oliver Lake.

    Free & Open to the Public!


  • Wyatt Mason: To Be a Muslim in the West

    Alexander Yera Hannah Arendt Center Senior Fellow, Wyatt Mason, reviews Moroccan-born author Laila Lalami's new novel, The Moor's Account. (New York Review of Books) Read more about Mason & all our fellows, here. And, click below to read the NYRB article.
  • Learning from the West African Ebola Epidemic: The Role of Governance in Preventing Epidemics

    Learning from the West African Ebola Epidemic: The Role of Governance in Preventing Epidemics One-day conference on March 31st at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs in New York City!
  • Weekly Newsletter

    Weekly Newsletter Amor Mundi is our weekly newsletter & offers our favorite essays and blog posts from around the web. These essays will help you comprehend the world. And learn to love it. A new newsletter is sent out each Sunday. 
  • SAVE THE DATE!

    SAVE THE DATE!
    "How Do We Talk About Difficult Questions? Race, Sex, and Religion on Campus." October 20-21, 2016.


  • Monthly Virtual Reading Group

    Monthly Virtual Reading Group Become a member of the Hannah Arendt Center and join our Monthly Reading Group!
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Call For Applications!

Call For Applications!

Arendt Center Is Seeking Two Post-Doc Fellows

The Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College announces two post-doctoral fellowships for the 2016-2017 academic year.​ To learn more and apply, click here.

Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week

Scholar: Ian Storey

“The logic is clear--propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state… The public relations industry not only took this ideology on very explicitly but also acted on it, that’s a huge industry, spending hundreds of… by now probably on the order of a billion dollars a year on it or something and its commitment all along was to controlling the public mind.”
-- Noam Chomsky

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